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Scientific Classification
  Kingdom Animalia
  Phylum Chordata
  Class Sauropsida
  Superorder Dinosauria
  Order Ornithischia
  Suborder Thyreophora
  Infraorder Ankylosauria
  Family Nodosauridae
  Genus Animantarx
Animantarx was an armored herbivore that lived in North America during Cretaceous period, between about 106 and 97 million years ago.

Like its later relative, Ankylosaurus, Animantarx was covered with bony plates and spikes to protect itself from predators. However, Animantarx was considerably smaller than Ankylosaurus - just 10 feet (3 meters) long, and additionally, Animantarx lacked the tail club found in Ankylosaurus.


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Animantarx was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 106 to 97 million years ago

Animantarx was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 106 to 97 million years ago

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Here is a summary of some of the key facts about Animantarx:
  1. Animantarx was a genus of dinosaur.

  2. "Animantarx" means "living fortress".

  3. Animantarx was a member of the Ornithischia ("bird-hipped") order of dinosaurs. What this means, is that although Animantarx was not closely related to birds, it did have similarly shaped pelvic bones.

  4. Animantarx lived between about 106 million years ago and 97 million years ago, during the Cretaceous period.

  5. Animantarx lived in North America.

  6. Animantarx was a herbivore (plant-eater).

  7. Animantarx was about 10 feet (3 meters) long.

  8. Animantarx weighed about 2 tons.

  9. Animantarx was protected by hundreds of bony plates, as well as a number of spikes. However, unlike Ankylosaurus, Animantarx was not equipped with a tail club.

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